Classes

Autumn/Winter term

Two class offer
Term paid students of The Old Parsonage, The Barlow R.C. or Woodford 1st Scout Hut receive a 25% discount to attend two classes or more per week.

General classes
General classes are suited for beginners (who are guided step by step) to more experienced, progressing students who are deepening their practice.
Classes are non competitive and you will work at your own level of ability.

Small group sessions or 1:1 sessions
Small group sessions (up to four people) are taken in my fully equipped home studio in Didsbury. Details below.

Start of new term

The Old Parsonage

Tuesday 10 – 11.15 am.
General class.

Stenner Lane,
Didsbury,
Manchester,
M20 2RQ

Term dates: Sept 4th - Dec 11th (Half term break: Oct 23rd)

Fees: £91 for a 14 week block (£45.50 per 7 week block)

See below to book.

1st Woodford Scout Hut

Thursday 10 – 12 noon.
General Class

11 Moor Lane,
Stockport,
SK7 1PW

Term dates:Sept 6th - Dec 13th (Half term break: Oct 25th & Nov 1st)

Fees: £110.50 for a 13 week block (£59.50 per 7 week block)

See below to book.

The Barlow RC High school- (Activity Studio)

Thursday 7 – 8.30 pm.
General class

Parrs  Wood Road,
Didsbury,
Manchester,
M20 6BX

Term dates:Sept 6th - Dec 13th (Half term break: Oct 25th)

Fees: £105 for a 14 week term (£52.50 per 7 week block)

See below to book.

Manchester & District Institute of Iyengar Yoga

Friday 10.00 - 12 noon.
General Class

134 King Street,
Dukinfield,
SK16 4LG.
(entrance on Cecil Street)

Website: www.mdiiy.org.uk
Email: info@mdiiy.org.uk

Term dates: Ongoing classes

Fees: Membership to MDIIY = £18 per year.   Block booking for 10 sessions MDIIY members £45

Members £6.50. Non-members £7

Book online

How to book

Two class offer
Term paid students of The Old Parsonage, The Barlow R.C. or Woodford 1st Scout Hut receive a 25% discount to attend two classes or more per week.

General classes
General classes are suited for beginners (who are guided step by step) to more experienced, progressing students who are deepening their practice.
Classes are non competitive and you will work at your own level of ability.

Small group sessions
Small group sessions (up to four people) are taken in my fully equipped home studio in Didsbury. Details below.

Small group sessions and 1:1 sessions

  • Are you new to Yoga and looking for a extra guidance in the foundations of yoga?
  • Are you a more experienced student who wants a more personal Yoga session?
  • Do you have specific needs or injuries that you would like to work around?
  • Would you prefer to work as part of a small group, maybe a group of friends?
  • Would you like 1:1 sessions?

If any of the above ring true to you, then small group sessions and 1:1 sessions are tailored specifically for your needs.

Classes are 1 hour 15 minutes long.

Small group sessions cost £40 per session and this price is divided by the number of people in the group, up to a maximum of four.

1:1 Sessions cost £35 per session, reducing to £30 per session when a block of 5 are booked and paid for in advance.

Please contact me to book and arrange times.

Email: sarah@yogaiyengar.co.uk
Tel: 0161 613 6481

Yoga for beginners, sportspeople and therapy

Yoga is for everyone and I welcome new students of all ages and abilities, from children to pensioners, complete beginners or those with some yoga background.

Yoga is not about being able to touch your toes or do the splits. The emphasis is that you do poses within your own capabilities; I suggest props where needed to help achieve a better pose and assist you towards a balanced and calm approach to your practice.

Yoga is not just exercise on the mat; if practised diligently it will affect your general well-being.

I’m here to answer all your questions and make you feel comfortable within the class.

Athletes are now appreciating how yoga can help improve sporting performance. Regular yoga practice can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Reducing injuries
  • Removal of lactic acid
  • Breath awareness and control
  • Mental focus
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility

The Iyengar Yoga method is commonly used by sports people for avoidance and treatment of injuries, improved stamina, flexibility and mental concentration. Sportspeople who preform repetitive movements often end up with tight, overused muscles that become vulnerable to pulls or sprains and underused muscles that progressively get weaker. Yoga can train the mind and body to help sportspeople become more agile, stronger and focused. Incorporating Iyengar Yoga in their lives will give balance, strength, great flexibility and help immensely in prevention and treatment of injuries.

Manchester United football club have weekly Iyengar Yoga classes, with the first and youth teams using the classes since 2003.

The English Cricketers also use Iyengar Yoga teachers and the players who commit to yoga have noticed they suffer fewer injuries and tend to recover quickly if they do sustain an injury.

Rugby clubs including New Zealand club now have regular yoga classes.

Ryan Giggs: Yoga is key to prolonging my Manchester United career – The Guardian

Yoga health and fitness – BBC

Sachin Tendulkar tries yoga to be in top shape – India Today

Yoga promotes a firm foundation of health and well-being. Regular yoga practice can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Help to reduce and manage pain levels
  • Helps prevent and aids quicker recovery from injuries
  • Calming/helps reduce stress levels
  • Greater flexibility, strength and balance

Iyengar Yoga is a holistic practice which when practiced regularly can help overcome and prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. An Iyengar Yoga class will contain a carefully graded selection of asanas and can be practiced safely regardless of age, sex, religion, race and fitness level.

Iyengar Yoga conditions the human system in its entirety, promoting health in mind and body. It is not gymnastics and so not just for those in elite condition, indeed yoga can benefit people suffering from various diseases and illness.

For students with more complex conditions The Manchester & District Institute of Iyengar Yoga (MDIIY) offers a remedial class which I assist in and is run by Senior teacher Debbie Bartholomew. To attend these classes, talk to myself or look on the MDIIY website and contact Debbie directly.

“I suffer from osteoarthritis in all of my joints, therefore I attend a weekly yoga class taught by Sarah. I am now more flexible and my posture has improved. I have a much better quality of life due to Yoga.”
Margaret

“Sarah is a confident and knowledgeable teacher who works well with our diverse group. We’re all different ages and abilities and we all enjoy her class. I’ve been attending yoga classes for over ten years and have found Iyengar Yoga to be very beneficial – even curing the back problem I had that three different specialists had said would only be fixed with surgery.”
Kate

“I don’t feel pressured by the teacher to complete the final yoga postures as I am allowed to work at my own pace. I am really grateful to now have a pain free back due to attending Iyengar Yoga classes. It’s great!”
Mina

Got back pain? Try yoga – Arthritis Research UK

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network